HOUSTON, October 1, 2015The Houston Area Urban League Young Professionals are returning to the campus of University of Houston for their 15th installment of Young Professionals University on Saturday, October 24, 2015.

According to the College Board, five and six year college students are not unusual. Approximately 40 percent of those who start a four year degree program still have not earned a degree after year six. Young Professionals University seeks to change that by helping young people choose a collegiate discipline by exposing them to different career options.

The Fall edition of Young Professionals University will not only focus on preparing the student for college, but also exposing the student to different career choices and industries. Young Professionals University will feature five workshops that will concentrate on topics such as college preparation, post collegiate career goals, appropriate business clothing, internships & co-ops, and military options.

“We’re going to provide the kids with as many career options as possible,” explains Ray Shackelford, the HAULYP President. “Because the reality is, there is no one size fits all approach in life. Each kid is unique based on his or her personality, life experiences, and interests. We want to help them make the best choice.”

To register for this event, visit https://haulyp.org/young-professionals-university/ or contact the HAULYP Community Outreach Coordinator at communityoutreach@haulyp.org

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